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Toledo Community Foundation

Success Stories

Someone Cares
For Marilyn Fox there is nothing more important than giving women and children the strength to rebuild their lives after abuse.  Through a fund at Toledo Community Foundation, she is helping women and children put their lives back together.

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Lasting Love
Upon the death of his wife, Mary, retired Toledo Municipal Court Judge Robert Penn decided that establishing a fund at Toledo Community Foundation was the perfect way to honor her and give support to organizations that meant so much to her during her life.

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How A Legend Created A Legacy
Bob Fondessy had every right to be proud of Oregon since he was one of the founding fathers of the city in 1957. Bob passed away in 2009, but he will be remembered for many years to come as annual grants will be made to many organizations he designated to support in the community he called home.

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How Cousins Honor Their Grandparents
Clyde and Marian Sluhan’s six grandchildren grew up hearing stories of how their grandparents worked hard to survive the depression and start a business. The cousins feel their grandparents would be proud of their philanthropy and satisfied they learned the lesson of giving from them.

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A Sonís Wish
Tom and Lynnette Titus’s small son had one wish. He wanted to have more flowers in their yard.  Read their story to learn how their estate will support their son’s wish, and remember Ryan. 

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New Family Tradition
When Jeff and Inge Klopping gather their adult children for Thanksgiving, they do more than just enjoy a traditional feast. They share the bounties of their good fortune by selecting charities to receive much needed support.  Read their story to learn how they are giving back to our community and, at the same time, teaching their children to do the same.

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Lessons of Giving
During their 50 years of marriage, Dick and Fran Anderson of Maumee have nurtured the spirit of giving. Read their story to learn how they will continue their very important service to the community.

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Wishes for Tomorrow
Talking about death is never easy, but for Ken and Rita Martin of Sylvania it was a necessity. With the guidance of the Foundation, they have created a fund to support organizations that are important to them and their family.

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Family Influences Commitments
Taking advice from his father, Jim Lapp and his wife Nancy set up their own Donor Advised Fund to support higher education – a cause their family has supported for over 85 years.

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Legal Experts Appreciate Counsel
Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLP established a fund to make charitable gifts in the four communities where it has offices. The Foundation has much to offer businesses so they can focus on their mission.

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